Remember when...

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals.

 

 •·       Shocking headlines were reserved for the tabloids at the grocery store.

•·       We sat in gas lines and gas had just hit $1.00.

•·       The name 7-11, meant the store hours were 7am to 11pm.

•·       The Sunday newspaper had more to read than just ads and cost a whopping quarter.

•·       The gas pump had no $75 limit and if it did it was seldom used.

•·       The service station would give you plates or knife sets with every fill up. (Not take food off your plates.)

•·       It was fun to go to the airport and fly someplace.

•·       You could leave your windows open at night.

•·       Boston's sports teams were the punch lines for jokes.

•·       The average purchase and sale document was 1 page and a long complicated document might be 3 pages.

•·       You walked into your local bank for a home loan.

•·       Fast food was when you helped prepare dinner.

•·       The horn on your car was accompanied by a five finger waive.

•·       You could buy something for a penny, nickel or dime at the store.

•·       You had to add and subtract in your head and your spell checker was your mom.

 

My list goes on and on. How long is your list?

Authored by Paul S. Henderson, Realtor ®, RE/MAX Professionals, Dupont & Lacey, WA.

(http://phenderson.net) or http://www.lacey-washington.com

©2008 Paul S. Henderson, All Rights Reserved

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Paul Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker

Realtor ® ABR, BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

RE/MAX Professionals

As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around JBLM, DuPont, Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
Please visit my website at http://www.phenderson.net to search for homes and information 

(all information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed or warranted in any way)


Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!

(As a member of the NWMLS, this blog post is intended to comply with NWMLS rules as pertaining to blogging.)

 

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Rainmaker
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Bill Sauneuf
Preview Properties Skagit LLC - Mount Vernon, WA

my list is too long.....

Depressing....  Funny, but depressing...

Aug 06, 2008 12:39 PM #1
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Fred Chamberlin
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Yes, more depressing than funny for those of us at that age. I remember paying 29.9 cents a gallon for gas and a $1 worth of gas was more than enough for a Saturday night. I remember drive in movies and juke boxes and car hops. Thanks for the memories.

Aug 06, 2008 12:46 PM #2
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Renae Bolton
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Remember when you NEVER saw a couple (married or not) on TV or in a movie in the same bed???  Now, they don't even both with beds.

~Renae

Aug 06, 2008 12:46 PM #3
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Bob Cumiskey
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Paul, Great trip down Memory Lane.  We didn't even know those were the "Good Ole Days".  Just think...some day these will be the "Good Ole Days".

Aug 06, 2008 07:13 PM #4
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Sandra Paulow
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Paul, you are dating those of us who do remember!

Aug 06, 2008 07:54 PM #5
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William Feela
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The good ol' days.  Some day today will be the good ol' days!

Aug 06, 2008 08:46 PM #6
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